30 September - 2 October 2015

Churchill College, Cambridge, UK

Sponsors

Agile Cambridge is made possible thanks to generous help from our sponsors, partners, and community groups. If you're interested in sponsoring or supporting us, read on!

Our Sponsors

Red Gate

Red Gate makes ingeniously simple software used by 650,000 IT professionals who work with SQL Server, Azure, .NET, and Oracle. More than 100,000 companies use our products, including 93% of the Fortune 100.

Our philosophy is to design highly usable, reliable tools which elegantly solve the problems that developers and database administrators face every day. We focus on software for database delivery, data management, and insight into how code performs, and many of our tools are the industry standards in these areas.

Red Gate has appeared in the Sunday Times 'Best Companies to Work For' list for seven years in a row (we’re the highest ranked Cambridge company and the highest ranked software development company of our size.) We're very proud to have been awarded the Best Use of Agile in the Private Sector in the 2012 UK Agile Awards. To get a feel of life at Red Gate take a dip inside our Book of Red Gate.

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comparethemarket.com

Team

As CTMers, we believe in cross functional teamwork. Whether you’re a developer, tester or analyst, we strive to ensure everyone is heard. We believe your opinion counts, encouraging innovation and continuous improvement as a team and as an individual.

Technology:

Working with the latest development techniques, our approach to continuous delivery in a polyglot environment means we thrive on a new challenges in building scalable, sustainable solutions on a toolset that’s right for the job.

Customers:

Ultimately, we believe in happy customers. This culture is driven through the team constantly talking to the business about where the most value can be added in the development cycle so that the right features are delivered.

 

comparethemarket.com was launched in 2006 and has rapidly grown over the past 9 years to become one of the UK’s leading price comparison websites. It provides customers with an easy way to make the right choice for them on a wide range of products including motor, home, life, travel and pet insurance as well as utilities and money products such as, credit cards and loans.

More about what its like to work at comparethemarket.com and the roles we have available can be found at techjobs.comparethemarket.com

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PA Consulting

PA is a consulting, technology and innovation firm. We define success as achieving exceptional results that have a lasting impact on businesses, communities and individuals worldwide.

This principle has remained the cornerstone of our ethos since 1943 – and it continues to underpin everything we do. Our clients choose us because we challenge convention to find the solutions that really work – in practice, not just on paper. Then we roll up our sleeves and get the job done.

At PA we don’t just believe in making a difference. We believe in making the difference.

PA specialises in helping the world’s largest organisations become agile.

We have specialised in organisational agility for over ten years and help companies to:

  1. Implement agile at scale and lean thinking to increase the flow of value delivery
  2. Apply agile business design to strip out ‘bad’ complexity that hinders agility
  3. Execute business change methodologies to respond to change flexibly
  4. Create an agile culture to improve engagement, retention, productivity and employee satisfaction

We help create genuinely agile enterprises. Our impressive track record includes helping a firm operating out of 100 countries to make the largest transition to scaled agile in the world at the time.

Click here for more information of how our team of experienced Agile consultants can make the difference to your company.

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Linguamatics

What We Do

Founded in 2001, Linguamatics is a world-leader in deploying innovative natural language processing (NLP)-based text mining for high-value knowledge discovery and decision support. Our I2E software and solutions help the pharma-biotech and healthcare industries speed up the drug-discovery cycle and improve patient outcomes. In 2014, due to our success, we won the Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade.

Our Customers

Our customers include 17 of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies. Our I2E software has also been deployed by organizations in biotechnology, healthcare, chemicals and agrochemicals, Government and academia.

Working at Linguamatics

Linguamatics is an exciting place to work.We are expanding rapidly as we continue to grow and move into new markets. Everyone involved is passionate about creating innovative software solutions using the latest technologies and approaches. We make a significant investment in finding and retaining the right people who will thrive in a close-knit and friendly team environment and love rapid, iterative customer-centric development.

Click here to find out more.

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Abcam

Abcam is a leading web-based business supplying high-quality protein research tools to life scientists worldwide. Our mission is to help scientists discover more using our top quality products, service, data and technology.

Our business success is down to a unique blend of scientific expertise and logistical excellence enabled by IT innovation and partnership. Our web systems are core to our ability to deliver quality, data rich products to scientists around the world. Using agile principles we are continually looking to expand our capabilities with test-rich, SOA software (based on C#/ MVC/ WebAPI technologies) and integrations with industry leading software/ services.

Abcam is always looking out for agile, enthusiastic analysts, software, test and DevOps engineers to help drive our world leading Biotechnology Company. We sustain exceptional market growth with the help of IT innovation and smart use of data. If you would like to see what careers we have visit abcam.com/careers

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Velocix

Velocix is the Global Number 1 Content Delivery Network (CDN) equipment supplier.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, we provide products and services to numerous telecom operators across the world, including two of the three largest cable operators and more locally TalkTalk in the UK, who use our products to optimise and enhance the delivery of their TV services to devices including tablets, consoles and connected TVs.

Our innovations in this field led to us being awarded the Supplier Innovation Award by Liberty Global who are the largest cable operator in the world with over 24 Million subscribers in 14 countries.

We were also awarded an Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences….software development just doesn’t get any more glamorous than that!

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wemanity

Markets are changing ever more rapidly. The fast paced changes in the business world call for new approaches to maintain a healthy bottom line and speed up innovation. Our modern day organizations need to be extremely entrepreneurial to keep up with the pace of change. At the same time we need to be open and collaborative to spark creativity on the work floor.

It is the mission of Wemanity to bridge this gap between the innovative, entrepreneurial and sometimes even disruptive startup mentality and the need to sustain, evolve and strengthen existing business models for existing players. We offer a true alternative to the traditional approach. As pioneers, we accompany our clients by embodying the values that make their Agile transformation a sustainable reality.

We will guide you in your Agile transformation through our 3 services :
Agile Coaching | Software Craftmanship | DevOps

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Our Partners

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Sponsors

Together with our sponsors we aim to create great experiences and delight our participants.

We're interested in creating bespoke sponsorship packages for interested parties, and we also offer a number of "off the shelf" sponsorship options.

If you're interested in becoming an Agile Cambridge sponsor, download our sponsor pack (2mb pdf) for more information, or contact us to discuss things further.

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Community Groups

A 10% discount is available to user groups and meetups that help promote Agile Cambridge 2015 to their members.

If you organise, or are a member of, a user group and would like more information on supporting Agile Cambridge and securing this discount for your members, please contact us using the button below.

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Session Types

Need help planning which sessions to attend? We've provided a breakdown of our various session types below.


Case Study/Experience Report

A presentation and discussion of real-life (not theoretical) experiences of the application (or mis-application) of service design techniques. Case studies and experience reports include some discussion of lessons learned and an indication of how novel the work is.

Hands-On

Participants learn a new approach, tool or technology through using it to solve one or more practical exercises. Any software/hardware requirements are disclosed in the session description.

Tutorial

A session focused around some specific tool, technique or issue. Primarily led by the speaker, tutorials usually include some elements of interactivity or individual / group exercise.

Workshop

An in-depth working session on a specific topic. May include paper presentations.

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